Work with Niti
Niti is a coach, freelance general counsel and DEI advocate based in Melbourne with a passion for authentic and inclusive leadership. She believes that we are human first and that the titles we hold should not define who we are or how we show up in the world, whether in the workplace or at home.
She advocates for a range of issues including gender and racial equity and was recognised as a LinkedIn Top Voice (Gender Equity) in 2022. Through coaching Niti empowers mums and mums-to-be in professional services industries like the law to unearth their X-factor and use it to propel their careers forward, even in the face of entrenched biases and prejudice.
Prior to becoming a coach, Niti spent 10 years working in major law firms in Melbourne, Sydney and London and close to 10 years in-house at a major multinational company, where she headed up the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Islands legal team and sat on the local management team. She is passionate about helping other lawyers to tap into their inner resources (including through her Neuro Linguistic Programming skills), unlock their full potential and be their best, most empowered selves in all aspects of their life, thus transforming the legal industry at large.
She is also a Mentor for Future Women, an angel investor at a US venture studio, a founding member and DEI Ambassador at Human Leaders, a regular contributor to the ACC Docket and SAARI Collective newsletter, a Peer Support Companion at The Pink Elephants Support Network (supporting women who have experienced pregnancy loss) and Community Partner for White Ribbon (Australia) as well as Mum to two beautiful little munchkins who fill her life with joy. In her spare time, Niti can be found reading anything and everything, doing savasana, travelling to far-flung places, enjoying good food and wine and dancing up a storm!
- Certified NLP Practitioner (Amy Bell)
- IECL Organisational Coaching Essentials and International Coaching Federation (ACC) – in progress
- NLP Master Practitioner (Amy Bell) – in progress
- Mentor at Future Women
She was supportive and probing when necessary and asked very challenging questions to help me work through what I was thinking. I started our coaching relationship with a great sense of frustration and inertia, and Sarah helped to guide me through that sense of uncertainty and gave me a sense of what I needed to focus on to find a direction. Once I started my new role, I found myself incredibly busy and it was hard for me to find the time to attend coaching sessions – Sarah was incredibly patient and flexible, in terms of arranging sessions and re-arranging, and changing venues when necessary to accommodate sessions"